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Poster: mickmac Date: May 15, 2007 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

Thought I'd pick up this book on eBay seeing I haven't had the chance to read it yet. Put in a bid of one cent and lo and behold I was a winner. But I discovered, why would I read the book when I couldn't even read the item's desciption properly, that it was a 5-cd audio version with Phil reading it. I don't think anyone has read a book to me in 45 years and I hope when I do I won't go to sleep. After all that my question is: is the audio version worth listening to or should I just read it myself? Anyone hear it?

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: May 15, 2007 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

I read the book a while back and I found it to be one of the better books about the Dead. Steve Parrish's (sp?)book was a good read as well.

But to hear the author read HIS book, I think that would be killer. You could then hear the inflections as he intended them to be heard. I'd say you have something special there.
Enjoy!

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Poster: mickmac Date: May 15, 2007 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

Thanks for the info...when it arrives and I have a listen it will be passed on.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: May 15, 2007 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

count me in...enjoying the DP 7 run by the way.

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Poster: mickmac Date: May 15, 2007 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

sd77-glad you're enjoying them and they made it all that way...I'll get the Lesh audiobook to you when I'm done....remind me and keep in touch so I'll know where to send it.

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Poster: Since 77 Date: May 15, 2007 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

mickmac, I listened to it last summer while driving to Colorado on vacation (while the wife and kids listened to something non-Dead over the stereo.) While I would not categorize it as "riveting," I believe that a fan of the Dead and of Phil would most likely enjoy it. Phil tells some great stories and shares some perspectives you may not have heard before, regarding some important Dead-related events. It has some poignant moments, too. Phil's voice is easy to listen to, although it can - like most voices, have a bit of a soporific affect after a while. But fear not, because the chapters are kept short and the flow of the book is fairly quick.
I think you will enjoy it. Certainly it will prove to have been a good buy for, what, 4 bucks (after shipping)?
Hope you like it, as I did.

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: May 15, 2007 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

i think the book is cool to have aswell, you can mark any dates or stuff youd wanna refer back to.

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Poster: SupRGrrl Date: Jun 25, 2007 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lesh's Searching For the Sound

I like that they have some tunes in there, makes it a bit more interesting. I agree it's not "riventing" per se, but cool to hear Phil do his own narration.

I bought it here, and you can download it (don't need CDs) which is cool:

http://www.AnEarForBooks.com/Title.aspx?titleId=1786

Its available other places as well, but this worked for me.

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